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climb. a live look outside right now. not only can you feel this hot weather, you can see it. the high temperatures have actually brought that haze over baltimore tonight. weench is -- wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. mike hellgren is following the dangers associated with this extreme weather. but we begin with bob turk in the first warning weather center. take a look at these temperatures around the region. it was even hard for me to believe it got as hot as it did today. but 105 is the number that came in. only good news is the humidity is very low. only 20%. 84 is the actual temperature in oakland. 102 in d.c. 10 swon in-- 101 in elkton. the heat index at 101. if the humidity were any higher, it would be much, much more uncomfortable than it is right now. certainly a horrible day out there now. but once again, we have heat
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advisories continuing throughout the evening hours and again during the day tomorrow. and around the philly area, they have excessive heat warnings in effect. and heat indexes about 105 to 106. yesterday, we got to 100. not a record today. 105. a brand-new record. the last time we had two consecutive 100-degree days was back in july of 1999. not a very common event. even though it's not as crazy this afternoon, it doesn't happen that often in this region. kai? >> all right, bob. thank you. first warning weather coverage continues now with wjz live in north baltimore. mike hellgren is there and is following the impact of this heat. >> call it sticky, nasty and just plain hot out here right now. there are a few people out. but not a whole lot. we're expected to break a record for energy usage within this hour. about 1,000 people are without power right now.
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city schools have canceled any activities for tomorrow. and the city's pools will have extended hours starting tomorrow into thursday. >> reporter: what a day to have this job. or this one. scraping up chunks of asphalt in northeast baltimore in triple-digit heat. >> feel like you're on fire. >> reporter: the oppressive heat has health officials on alert, warning you to check on the most vulnerable. >> that means to try to call at least twice a day to any individual that you're aware of who is elderly who is a friend, neighbor, relative, et cetera. >> reporter: the sun beat down hard on maryland, during the worst of this heat wave so far. and the pollutants and the hazy air made it unhealthy. several hundred bge customers were without power statewide. one outage temporarily closed the hamilton branch of the enoch pratt free library. but with the flip of that switch, power was back on where bge crews spent the morning
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working. >> thank you so much. >> in timonium, the baker family's air conditioning went out. but they were able to get it back on. >> it was a little uncomfortable. more for my husband than for me. i'm kind of used to the heat. >> we have been very busy. in the last several weeks, we have been working a lot of overtime. >> reporter: from the harbor to harford county. to north avenue in the city, the heat wave is on, along with the danger. six people have already died this year of heat-related causes. >> it is a slippery slope there from being dehydrated to having heat exhaustion to having heat stroke. and it's important to be ahead of that curve. >> reporter: amtrak has rescue loc motives every 30 to 50 miles along the northeast coriddor. here in the city, they're also reminding that you can call 311 if you have nonemergency questions, or if you're concerned about a neighbor and you'd like somebody to check on that neighbor?
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reporting live, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> also from the department of public works, it is illegal to open fire hydrants. they suggest you use garden hoses to try to cool off. stay with wjz for first warning weather coverage. wjz is always on. for live doppler radar and instant updates, log onto wjz.com. several people are recovering tonight after they were poisoned by carbon monoxide. it happened at a middle river housing community in the 700 block of leonardtown road. a gas water hereto was the source of the leak. five people had to be hospitalized. nobody was listed in critical condition. a standout basketball player with dreams of the nba shot dead. john crowder hoped the game he loved would pave the way to a different life, far from the streets of baltimore. tonight, wjz has video of the teenager talking about those dreams. adam may is live with details on the interview done just a few years ago. hi, adam. >> reporter: in that video, the teenager was the center of a
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very inspirational story. now he's another victim of city violence. >> reporter: two years ago, john crowder was featured in this dallas news report, as an 8th grader who left baltimore, following basketball dreams. >> i moved here because it was rough in my neighborhood growing up. >> john developed -- had to be more mental than physical. we have to change his mindset to get him to think not like a thug, but like a good, normal human being. >> reporter: but crowder left texas. and early monday morning, the 17-year-old was shot walking home from a 40 of -- 4th of july party in west baltimore. friends reportedly told police, crowder got into an argument before someone pulled up on garrett avenue and opened fire. >> somebody knows who killed my grandson. >> reporter: john's grandmother, concerned about dwindling aspirations,
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including arrests, told them this. >> you have all the aspirations to get out of the ghetto and be somebody. >> reporter: still, college scouts were scouting out the forward. he played for mount carmel, losing his goal, somewhere along the way. >> my hope is to make it to the nba, finish college. move my family to a better situation. and do a good thing. because my family is living in like a war zone. >> reporter: that's the way he described living in baltimore. he described living in baltimore as being in a war zone. just talked to police here a couple of minutes ago. they tell me there are no new leads to report in the investigation. live at police headquarters, adam may, wjz eyewitness news. kai? >> adam, thank you. anyone with information on this is asked to contact city homicide detectives. witnesses can only watch as a gas station clerk is attacked. denise is live with more on the case. this all began when the suspect allegedly shoplifted at
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a pasadena gas station. officers arrived around 6:30 last night. witnesses ask a clerk at the station told police about the shoplifter. they say he also punched the clerk in the face. now, based on witness accounts, police were able to locate and arrest david kuntz. he faces assault, theft, and disorderly conduct charges. >> the clerk only suffered minor injuries from that assault. new details tonight about the race for baltimore city state's attorney. former federal prosecutor greg bernsteen announced his candidacy. bernstein says he is ready for the challenge the election brings. >> the current state's attorney has had some success in prior elections. you know, we are building a very formidable campaign. we are being strategige. we -- strategic. we have reached out across the city and spoken to everyone we can talk to. and we will continue to talk
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throughout the city. and the support is growing. >> coming up new at 6:00, current city state's attorney pat jessamy reacts to the announcement. governor martin o'malley stops in baltimore to praise the jobs created by one local company. the governor visited the recently expanded underarmour headquarters. they employ at their headquarters. the governor calls it a home- grown maryland success story that highlights the state's own efforts to get marylanders in the work force. a ray of hope for the chesapeake bay's oyster population. a new report out today shows oysters are actually getting tougher against diseases that have devastated the population in recent decades. it could be a major breakthrough for one of the at
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risk treasures of the chesapeake bay. oysters are developing n natural resistance to the diseases that have wiped out so much of the population. >> the loss is staggering, economically. the economic loss to the bay, over the last 40 years is $4 billion. and $45,000 jobs. but while much has been lost, all is not lost. there are signs of a recovery. >> the report backs a new, bold sanctuary program, recommending that a full 40% of the reef be made off limits to watermen. the protests have been met with worries from watermen who worry about their livelihood. >> the fact that they've grown this much over the last five years, you're looking incredibly healthy, tells us that in this area of the severn river, which is designated as a
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sanctuary, you're not allowed to harvest harvest here, there is enough at the bottom for these oysters to do as well. >> the foundation hopes hopes with sanctuaries and oyster farming, the oyster population rebounds. much like the crab population over the last years. >> we think commercial oystermen will be the greatest ben fishery of this strategy. and that there will be more oysters for harvest. while we say that, we also believe the transition needs to take place. the report was issued just one day before the state will hold the first of four hearings on governor martin o'malley's oyster management program. that hearing is tomorrow night at anne arundel county community college. tonight, new headaches for oil giant bp. the hookup of a containment vessel is being delayed. here's a look now at this gushing well. terrell brown reports for wjz, from gulf shores, alabama.
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>> reporter: when the rain clears, cleanup crews hit the beach. teams are working between downpours to clear tar balls off the sands in fort morgan, alabama. but out at sea, it's another weather delay, the coast can't afford. they sideline thousands. with more storms in the forecast, bp says a new containment vessel planned to hook up to the well, won't get hooked up until next week. when the weather gets rough, it brings cleanup to a halt. when it rains here, it's hard to separate the tar ball from the sand. >> the rough weather isn't just pushing oil onto the sand. police cleared everyone off the beach after a 500 pound explosive washed ashore. officials say it's probably a world war ii under water mine.
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texas officials are worried that they will carry it. >> until we see a greater sum of oil. i can be cautiously optimistic that this is something that will pass. >> reporter: louisiana knows it will be catching a break. strings of oil that connect lake pontchartrain with the gulf. in gulf shores, alabama, terrel -- terrell brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> it's now expected to arrive in mobile, alabama, on friday. still ahead on wjz's eyewitness news at 5:00. baltimore county murder. >> i'm derek valcourt at the baltimore county courthouse, where a woman is on trial for murdering her husband. there's no doubt she did it. the question is, was she insane at the time? that story coming up on eyewitness news. get ready to pay. the postal service moves to increase the price of stamps.
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i'm ron matz on pulaski highway, in rosedale, where the search is on. elvis has left the building. >> the story coming up right here on wjz. 105 today. but what about tomorrow? look at all of the folks trying to cool off in the pool right now. the updated first warning weather forecast with bob coming up. ,,
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a jury is deliberating the guilt or innocence of a womaned to have killed her husband. >> even her attorneys say there is no doubt about it the defendant definitely did shoot her husband and tried to shoot
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her daughter. but the question before the jury today is, was she insane at the time she she did it? >> reporter: this photo of a blood-conferred -- blood- covered mary koontz was taken shortly before her arrest. they say it shows her psychotic state of mind. ronald koontz was shot four times inside the bedroom of their home. police say mary koontz pulled the trigger and even tried to shoot their 16-year-old daughter who called police. >> she's shooting your dad? >> she's shooting my dad right now. >> reporter: defense experts say that she suffered a relapse. they said that ron decided to throw mary koontz out like yesterday's trash. and that was the beginning of her downward spiral. >> i do not believe she was
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psychotic. >> reporter: dr. molten was one of two experts who say mary koontz wasn't psychotic, just angry. pointing to numerous threatening messages. >> well, i have had all of the pain i'm going to take. but believe me, yours and kelsey's is just beginning. for the mean acts you did to me. >> people can be mentally ill and have a mental illness and still be responsible for their actions. >> reporter: but that is the question that is going to be left to the jury. they will be the ultimate deciders of whether or not she had a sicottic episode -- psychotic episode on the day of the attack. the jury deliberated for four hours today. the judge has dismissed them for the evening. they're heading home. they'll be back here tomorrow morning at 10:00, to resume deliberations at the baltimore county courthouse, where we are live. derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> the prosecution is seeking a life sentence without the possibility of parole. if you're waiting for somebody to get home from work,
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let's check in on the roads now. here's kristy breslin. >> hi, mary. well, traffic is just the way we like it. if you are traveling on the beltway, we have the slight delay on the west side inner loop. on the north side inner loop, just a couple of minutes minutes from perring parkway. slowing from 95 southbound. and we have an accident in the cockeysville area. now, here's a live look 95 south of the beltway, moving along just fine. and over here, a look as you can see, the west side is lightening up there. this traffic report is brought to you by subway try the subway steak and bacon melt. on a blanket of bubbly cheese. only at subway, eat fresh. now, back over to you. elvis has left the building. and a lot of people in rosedale want to know where he is. ron matz has more on the theft of an icon from a baltimore baltimore county restaurant. ♪ [ music ]
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what can you say about the king? along pulaski highway, five words will do. >> elvis has left the building. >> the building is the popular happy day diner. someone, or two, has stolen the famous 7-foot tall statue that stood for nearly a decade on the diner recover. >> somebody took our elvis, and we want him back. >> the theft was first noticed sunday morning. >> like i said, a couple of customers asked us if we took elvis down. and we said no. so my husband went up on the roof and noticed he was broken off, everything but a couple. toes and a shoe. >> cutmers are up-- customers are upset. elvis was part of the family. >> it was definitely part of what happy day diner really is. it's happy. >> reporter: surveillance tapes started a van near the diner late last wednesday. >> you can see a van heading
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off to the back. you probably hooked up a ladder to the back and took them down. >> reporter: the only thing left are elvis's blue suede shoes. and the search continues for the thieves. >> hopefully whoever is out there knows who did this. and they'll say, you know what, we did something foolish. let's make it right. >> we just want him back. that's what we are known for. a little icon on top of a roof. >> reporter: ron matz, wjz eyewitness news. >> the diner owners have turned the surveillance tapes over to baltimore county police. the diner's previous owners bought the fiberglass statue for $1500. >> that elvis, his outfit matched the diner's. so you have to give back that elvis. because it all works. >> it's remarkable. i don't know how they got away with it. let's take a look at temps now. it's cooling down. to 103. humidity is very -- this is desert air. 22%.
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there is where you. to be. there is where you want to be by this beautiful chesapeake bay. all of this water temperature around us. anywhere near the water, you're going to be a lot more comfortable. lieth take a look at temperatures. we did break a record, as i mentioned a while ago. dew point is down. 82, the actual temperature in oakland. ocean city at 89. easton at 99 now. it's 1 degree cooler than the actual temperature because it's so dry out. it's not essentially a very humid day. yes, it's hot. i'll give you that much. but the dew point is so low, the actual temperature and the heat index is lower than the temperature. that's a good thing.
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only feels like 83 out in oakland. and 95 on boardwalk. 101 at elkton. last report, easton came in at 106. winds coming off the bay. the moisture content is higher. temperatures near 100 degrees. it feels warmer than 100 degrees. our temperature was 103. it feels a little cooler than the actual temperature. not a lot. but we'll take anything we can get. here at the east, the entire east coast, from florida up through central maine, under a huge dome of high pressure that has been heating and heating and heating for the last four to five days. that's why we've reached these maximum temperatures. and tomorrow, probably as hot as today. to the west and to the east, i think we'll see scattered showers and thundershowers. maybe a slight chance on wednesday. better chance, thursday, friday, and again on saturday. it will not be as hot. it may be a more -- may be more humid. but we'll take the rain. that's going to help to knock
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down temperatures. east winds by late in the day. 83 degrees. tonight, a warm night. mid-70s to low to mid-80s in the city, urban areas will stay very warm. then tomorrow, 99 to 104. the record tomorrow is only 99. we should blow that out well before noon. once again, near record heat. just about the same tomorrow as today. it won't be super humid. >> super hot. still ahead at 5:00. a plea for kyron. his parents reach out to the woman who left, last seeing the boy alive. what would you do if you lost most of your ability to speak? how would you fill your day? albert howard has the answer. meet the puzzleman when eyewitness news continues. i came up with this mobile art gallery to bring art to the people. i strongly believe that there is art in every single person. sharing art is the highest calling for me.
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oh, my goodness. it's 5:30. 103 degrees out there with blazing sunshine. good evening, everybody. thanks for staying with wjz's eyewitness news. here are some of the stories people are talking about. the heat. a heat wave hits maryland. on charles street in towson. can you actually see the heat in the air above these construction workers. temperatures reached well over 105 degrees. maryland is not alone as randall pinkston reports for wjz, the heat has hit much of the northeast. >> reporter: 100-degree temperatures are tough to
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handle, especially if you're making deliveries in new york city. >> how do you manage to stay cool in this heat? >> bills. >> what? >> bills. you got bills, you gotta work. you can't stop eating. >> reporter: is with they -- sweaty new yorkers make their way back to work as a brutal heat wave hits the east coast. >> it's miserable. i got back from israel, and it is worse here than it is there. >> scattered power outages are leaving many scrambling to stay cool this. is the worst heat wave for new york in more than a decade. utility worker john hernandez says he is ready for the challenge. >> bring on the heat. that's what i say. stay hydrated. >> reporter: new york is opening cooling centers like this one at a senior citizens complex in manhattan. there are 500 of them across the city. >> any of them can use the center. but the elderly are the main concern. >> i'm just checking on your mom. does your mom have a working
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air conditioner? >> julia vincent has a fan in her apartment. >> if you couldn't come here, where would you go? >> whatever is cool. >> reporter: in washington, d.c., party tourists endured the scorching temperatures to check out the sites. >> it's crazy. we have been going to the museums. and once we come here, we just want to go back again. >> reporter: and there is no real relief in sight. the oppressive heat is expected to linger through the week. in new york, rand alt pinkston -- randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news remember. >> and wjz first warning weather continues. bob turk has a closer look at these high temperatures. bob? >> as we mentioned, we are not the only people with these extreme temperatures. take a look at temperatures at the northeast. this is the current hour. 103 here. philadelphia and new york at 102. even way up in burlington, vermont there. lake champlain, 94. coolest spot there in
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nantucket, which is misspelled, by the way. 83 degrees. and even out to the west of us, low 90s, not nearly as bad as the major cities here in the northeast. around our region, we're still around. and pax river coming in at 100 degrees. i guess the good news today, once again, the dew point is much lower than it's been. humidity is quite low. there's really no heat index in the baltimore region. in fact, the 103 feel these hour like 102. tomorrow is going to be another hot one. we'll talk about that in a few minutes. mary? >> all right, bob. thank you. stay with wjz for first warning weather coverage. wjz is always on. log onto wjz.com. the biological parents of a missing oregon boy is speaking out against a stepmother, demanding that she cooperate with investigators. ben tracy reports with the latest on the kyron horman mystery. >> this morning, terri horman
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remains in seclusion, while speculation continues. authorities say a break in the case may be imminent. >> i've got to make a lot of decisions this coming week. so it's going to be based on what the briefings are, and what comes out during the investigation between now and this coming week. >> reporter: late last night, kiron's father, kaine released a statement, asking her to help find him. saying, it is our understanding and continues to be such, that she has not been cooperating. >> reporter: terri was the last person to see kyron horman alive. she claims to have seen him at the elementary school and then reported him missing seven hours later. by week 2, terri horman's photos appeared on flyers, along with questions about her movements. her truck was towed in for evidence. and terri took the second of two polygraph tests. >> reporter: thing -- >> i think the investigators
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know more than what they're saying. >> reporter: in 2005, terri became a competitive bodybuilder. that same year, she pled guilty to a dui charge. she married kaine horman, her third husband. he recently filed for divorce. >> that says to me that it's likely, he believed the allegations, that he wanted to distance himself from her. and that police are closing in on her. >> reporter: police will not say who they suspect or when they will make an arrest. ben tracy, cbs news. >> a landscaper said that terri horman approached him about the murder plot six or seven months before kiron disappeared. vic is in the newsroom with an unexpected twist in this story. >> curt knox and eta knox.
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amanda knox claimed that police beat her during their nine-hour interrogation. now, police are going after them for slander. the knox family is calling the charges nothing more than a harassment and they insist the charges be thrown out. it's set to resume in october. mary, back to you. >> all right. thank you, vic. amanda knox is serving a 26- year prison term for the murder of her roommate. she continues to claim her innocence. the president of the united states and israel's prime minister are committed to bringing peace to the middle east. president obama and prime minister benjamin netanyahu met. >> the bad language was under an international microscope. >> the bond between the united
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states and israel is unbreakable. >> the reports about the demise of the u.s.-israel relations aren't just premature. they're flat wrong. >> reporter: the relations between the president and the prime mip ster were at a halt but in the leadup to this latest meeting both sides empshiezed the positive. israel eased its blockade on gaza. >> we believe that there is a way to make sure that the people of gaza are able to prosper economically while israel is able to maintain its legitimate security needs. >> reporter: and president obama signed off on new,
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harsher sanctions against iran. which israel sees as a major threat. and president obama assured him he'll do his part to get the palestinians to the negotiating table. now, both sides have to translate the good will at the white house into forward motion towards peace. >> reporter: in washington, joel brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> today's meeting comes one day after israel announced that it has eased its blockade of the gaza strips. a surprising development in toyota's latest development of auto recall. toyota now admits it knew about engine problems with its lexus sedan two years ago. but the car maker didn't think that a defect warranted a recall. yesterday, the car maker announced it would recall 278,000 vehicles to replace the valve springs. toyota has already been ordered to pay a fine of more than $16 million for the gas pedal problems that forced it to
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recall 2.3 million vehicles. prepare to pay more to send a letter. the post office wants to increase the price of a stamp by 2 cents. that would increase the cost of postage to 46 cents, starting in january. the postal rate commission has 90 days to respond to the proposed increase. it will reportedly bring in an extra $2.5 billion to the struggling postal service. in tonight's wjz healthwatch report. important information about the long-term impact of depression. people who suffer from the disease may nearly double their risk of dementia. the searchers found people with depression were much more likely to develop the brain disorder later in life. scientists say that the inflammation of brain tissue might contribute to dementia. time now for a quick look at some of the stories you'll find in tomorrow's edition of the baltimore sun. savory and healthy recipes of blueberries.
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the owner of the babe ruth sports card discusses his plans for the card. and for all of these stories and a whole lot morder remember to look for the baltimore sun. it's been said that the only disability in life is a bad attitude. keep that in mind, as mike schuh introduces us to a man who is battling through a setback, one piece at a time. it's not often that someone like former truck driver albert howard makes it into the news. >> how are you, mike? >> his eyes twinkle. he has a ready smile. and he doesn't say much. >> he had a stroke. he had a stroke. >> reporter: at this point in a nursing home, some give up. >> they decline. >> but albert howard literally picked up the pieces. >> hobby. >> it's your hobby? >> reporter: every day, he works on what he can do, rather than dwell on what he can't. >> he's known as the puzzle master here. >> puzzleman.
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>> it's hand-eye coordination. it's small motor coordination. it's mental stimulation. now, one puzzle takes about a month or so to complete. >> some larger ones like this one take up to four months. >> four months to do that one. you're a patient man. [ laughter ] >> people stop by all the time and watch him work. and you know nobody can resist to put the next piece in. i think this has given him freedom. >> reporter: when done, the staff grew of glues the puzzle together. and he gives them away. >> reporter: albert howard, living proof, sometimes we can do more with less. at brightwood gardens, wjz eyewitness news. >> mr. howard tells mike, she didn't need any -- he doesn't need any more puzzles. he's got enough stored away to keep him busy for years to come. a baltimore puppy.
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rescue efforts continue in northwest baltimore to save the puppy who has been trapped in a storm drain for days. wjz was at west garrison and poe avenues for days. animal control officers laid down humane traps and its mother right there who is anxiously awaiting nearby. all four traps have food and water. we're monitoring the situation. we'll bring you updates as soon as we get them. still ahead on eyewitness news tonight. actress in court. lindsay lohan faces the possibility of jail time. snatched from her front yard. an amber alert for a little girl in missouri. bob turk in the first warning weather center. when will we bake this heat? i'll have the first warning five-day forecast. here's today's report from wall street. [ female announcer ] to do well, kids need to eat well. and eating well means getting enough whole grain and calcium. and general mills big g kid cereals can help. did you know it's the only leading line of kid cereals
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here's good news. only 96 on friday. 89, boy, a blizzard on saturday. and sunshine and dryer 89 on sunday. there's a break in had this heat coming. a nationwide amber alert has been issued for a little girl. a man jumped out of a black, four-door sedan and abducted her. her parents were home at the time. they are working to find any clues to alisa's whereabouts. lindsay lohan fights to stay out of jail. >> reporter: lindsay lohan is fighting to stay out of jail. >> lindsay, scared at all about going to jail today?
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>> reporter: she was in court for violating probation. prosecutors say shy didn't attend several classes. and missed a court date while in ca an. the defense says it mal function -- her bracelet malfunctioned. prosecutors say it was tampered with. >> she directly violated an order. >> reporter: in court, lohan vigorously shook her head no when the prosecution said it had proof she had been drinking and that her device was tampered with. >> reporter: the judge was skeptical about lohan's claims go the reliability of the ankle monitor. >> we've had somebody wear it for an entire year and it didn't go off. so it's remarkable that it went off within two weeks of your client having it on. >> the judge is expected to make a decision on whether to
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put the starlet behind bars. >> once this case finishes, lohan will be facing another case from tough as nails, a boutique that claims she owes them thousands of dollars. denise is in the newsroom with a preview. dangerous street gang. known as the black gorilla family. they even run organized crime from behind bars. new at 6:00, federal prosecutors nounce a major indictment. and find out what happened. check in for these stories and all the break being -- bragging news coming up at 6:00. now, back to mary and kai. >> thank you. one competition puts a slam on the old phrase "ball and chain." 55 couples from 15 countries competed in the wife-carrying championship. the men carried their wives upside down on their backs. >> every year, we see this video. competition rules require the wives to be older than 17 years of age.
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oh, my goodness. and at least 110 pounds. >> okay. >> first prize was the wife's weight in beer. that's the prize? >> yes. the wife's weight in beer. we do this story every single year. >> i have not seen this one. how about getting the couple a massage, a hospital stay, a trip or something like that. >> not 110 pounds of beer. the wife is going to drink some of it, though. >> she deserves it. >> exactly. this is mark viviano. looks like the orioles are running out of gas in the motor city. news of yet another injury. i'll have the latest on the birds plus, spectacular soccer highlights from the semifinals at the world cup. it's ahead when eyewitness news continues.
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the orioles are losing games at a record rate. and the body counter continues to increase. add pitcher mills to the injury list. he's diagnosed with a strained right forearm.
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millwood goes on the 15-day stabled list. the coach noticed. >> it's been a tough stretch. and tried a lot of different thing totionz come out of it and change things. it's about as bad as it gets. so you know, -- i don't know what else to say. it's about as bad as it gets. millwood is expected to be back after the all-star break. look for chris tillman to get millwood's scheduled start in texas on saturday. rookie jake irieta had a rough run. this will be his first time facing the tigers. armando galleragga.
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outfielder felix pie is in the lineup tonight for the first time in nearly three months. he is batting 7th in the order tonight starting in left field. we kick it over to south africa. netherlands, favored over uruguay. the dutch in orange. uruguay in blue. pregamepresportsmanship gives way to a kick to the face giovanni. that watch that blast again. beautiful and slow mo. it will touch off an orange
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celebration. now, urugay would tie the game at the half. argin robin using his noggin. dutch will play in the title game against the winner of tomorrow's game. netherlands has never won the world cup title. >> how is that guy? is he okay? >> he got up and played more soccer. >> european team is the strongest. still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news. record-breaking, triple- digit temperatures. i'm mike hellgren in north baltimore. wjz has you covered, across the state, from power outages to preparations to public transit. how to survive this terrible how to survive this terrible ,,,,
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coming up now on eyewitness news at 6:00. heat grips maryland. don't miss first warning weather coverage. promising future, ended by violence. now, police look for the killer of an up-and-coming basketball star in baltimore. ecological nightmare. more oil coating more of the beaches on the coast. and weather is still preventing cleanup. check in for these stories and all the day's breaking news. >> eyewitness news at 6:00 starts now.
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record heat. temperatures soar past the 100- degree mark. >> tonight, the potential health risks and how much longer this will last. hello, everybody. i'm vic carter. >> and i'm denise koch. here's what people are talking about tonight. and intense heat grips maryland and the entire east coast. it's hot and potentially dangerous for this moving crew. live look outside right now. you don't want to be out in this, unless you absolutely have to. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. mike hellgren with more on how people are coping. but we begin with more on the record-breaking high temperature today. >> it's official, 105 degrees this arch. that is close to the all-time high record ever in this region.

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